Freesat Settings

Freesat Menu – Settings
Under the Settings Menu:
TV Setup
Language
Time,
Parental Control
Recording
Other (Information display time, OSD transparency, power saving, automatic standby)
STB Mode.
 
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TV Setup
Under TV setup you can configure your audio and video settings, these are:
TV Scart
VCR Scart
Audio
Dolby Digital
Lip-Sync
Screen Ratio
Display Format
HDCP Default
 
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TV Scart
Here you can configure your your TV Scart outputs to CVBS, S-Video and RGB.
CVBS
CVBS stands for “Colour, Video, Blank and Sync”, also known as Composite Video.
It is one of the most familiar video cables, the yellow RCA cable that often comes with the red and white or black RCA cables used to connect video and audio components.
Yellow – Video
Red – Right audio channel
White or black – Left audio channel
 
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VCR Scart
Here you can configure your your VCR Scart outputs to CVBS, S-Video and RGB.
CVBS
CVBS stands for “Colour, Video, Blank and Sync”, also known as Composite Video.
It is one of the most familiar video cables, the yellow RCA cable that often comes with the red and white or black RCA cables used to connect video and audio components.
Yellow – Video
Red – Right audio channel
White or black – Left audio channel
S-VIDEO
S-Video (Separate video), also known as Y/C is an analogue video signal that carries the video data as two separate signals, luma (brightness) and chroma (colour), unlike composite video (CVBS), which carries (lower-quality) picture information as a single signal, or component video, which carries (higher-quality) picture information as three separate signals, typically luma and two chroma components. S-Video, as most commonly implemented, carries 480i or 576i resolution video, i.e. standard definition (SD) video, it does not carry audio on the same cable.
NOTE: The S-Video connection is not available on all Freesat receivers.
RGB
RGB is a video signal that is split into the three primary colours; Red, Green and Blue (RGB). The entire colour spectrum can be represented by varying intensities of these three colours.
 
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Audio
Select Stereo or Mono sound.
 
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Dolby Digital
Select Dolby Digital sound. When this option is selected, your receiver wil automatically use Dolby when available.
 
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Lip-Sync
Here you can adjust the sound and video difference, up to 40ms.
This option only appears on HD channels.
 
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Display Format
Select the desired picture format, Widescreen, Auto, 16:9 Letterbox, 14:9 Letterbox and Centre Cut Out. The picture format can also be selected directly via your remote, press WIDE.
HDCP
Default High-bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP) is a form of digital copy protection developed by Intel Corporation to prevent copying of digital audio and video content as it travels across the High-Definition Multimedia Interface (HDMI). HDMI, unlike component, supports HDCP Some BBC HD programmes carry the preventative flag, blocking recording through the HDMI connection.
Analogue HD Output
Enable and disable the analogue HD output.
 
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Language
Under Language, the following options are available:
Preferred Language (English, Welsh and Gaelic)
Subtitle Display
Subtitle Font
Audio Description
 
Preferred Language
This option allows you to choose between the English, Welsh and Gaelic languages
 
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Subtitle Display
Allows you to display subtitles automatically when available. Subtitles can also be viewed via your remote by pressing SUB. pressing SUB will also give you the option of turning off subtitles or viewing them via Teletext (available on BBC channels page 888).
 
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Subtitle Font
The subtitle font can be set to either variable or fixed, there is no option for choosing font type or size.
 
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Audio Description
Like a narrator telling a story, audio description is an additional commentary describing body language, expressions and movements. Audio Description gives you information about the things you might not be able to see, meaning that you can keep up with the action.
Audio Description on TV is available on digital television via Freesat, Sky, Virgin Media and certain Freeview devices.
More information about Audio description is available from the Royal National Institute of Blind People, www.rnib.org.uk.
 
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Time
The Time function allows you to set the time you want to turn the receiver on and off, choose disable to turn this function off.
Select Power On and then enter the desired time for the receiver to turn on.
Select Power On Channel and then press the OK button to select the desired channel.
Select Power Off and type in the desired time you wish the recover to turn off.
 
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Power On Channel
Select Power On Channel and then press the OK button to select the desired channel.
 
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Channel List
Choose the desired channel.
 
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Power Off
Select Power Off and type in the desired time you wish the recover to turn off.
 
Parental Control
This allows you to place restrictions for viewers.
Note: You must enter your password to watch programmes covered by an age limit.
Select one of the following options:
All content
Guidance Marked Content
Internet Content Only
Not required
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Adult Channels
Choose to make Adult Channels Visible or Hidden on the Freesat EPG.
 
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Change Password
Change Password allows you to change the current password.
1. Select Change Password and press the OK button.
2. Enter the password in New Password using the NUMERIC(0-9) buttons.
3. Enter the password again in Verify Password to confirm.
NOTE: The default password is 0000.
 
Changing the Password
You must type in the new password, then type it in again to confirm.
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Installation Lock
Installation Lock allows you to block access to the installation menu settings you have previously made.
1. Select Installation Lock.
2. Select Enable or Disable using the OK or arrow buttons.
 
Recording
Recording, is not where you set the receiver to record. It contains options that can affect the way they are recorded and played.
Recording can be set to begin up to 5 minutes before the programme is due to begin. This can be changed under Recording Start Time.
Recordings, record a minute or two after the programme has finished (default settings). This can be changed under Recording End Time.
 
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Recording Start Time
This can be set to:
Auto
1 Minute before
2 Minutes before
3 Minutes before
5 Minutes before
 
Recording End Time
Recording can be set to finish up to 5 minutes after the programme is due to end. This can be changed under Recording End Time.
Recordings, record a minute or two after the programme has finished (default settings).
This can be set to:
Auto
1 Minute After
2 Minutes After
3 Minutes After
5 Minutes After
 
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Instant Replay
Instant Replay , allows you to set the length of time the video is replayed. Press REPLAY.
Instant replay can be set to:
7
15
30
 
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Skip Forward
The Skip Forward function can be set to skip forwards up to 240 seconds.
Skip Forward can be set to:
30 (Minutes)
60 (Minutes)
120 (Minutes)
240 (Minutes)
 
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Auto Delete
When Auto Delete is enabled, the oldest programmes will be deleted first, once all hard drive capacity has been used.
Once Auto Delete is enabled, a notice will appear.
‘Old files will be automatically deleted based on the HDD space availability. Continue?’
Press Yes to confirm, No to cancel.
 
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Other
Under Other, the following options are available:
Info Display Time
OSD Transparency
Power Saving in Standby
Automatic Standby
Guide Channel Genre
 
Info Display Time
You can set the automatic display time of the information box when the channel is switched.
1. Select Info Display Time and press the OK button.
2. Select a value between Disable, 1~20 seconds and press the OK button. Disable will display a fully opaque screen, the larger the number, the more transparent the screen.
NOTE: When set to Disable, the i-plate will not be displayed when you switch the channel.
 
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The Info Display Time can be set to:
5 (Seconds)
6 (Seconds)
7 (Seconds)
8 (Seconds)
9 (Seconds)
10 (Seconds)
 
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OSD Transparency
OSD Transparency allows you to choose how transparent the Freesat menu is displayed.
OSD Transparency can be set to:
Disable
25%
50%
75%
 
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Power Saving in Standby
You can select whether the Freesat receiver switches to power saving mode in standby.
1. Select Power Saving in Standby.
2. Select On or Off using the OK or arrow keys.
 
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Automatic Standby
The receiver automatically switches to the standby mode after the specified period of inactivity to help reduce the amount of electricity it uses when Automatic Standby is set as Enable.
1. Select Automatic Standby.
2. Select Enable or Disable using the OK or arrow buttons.
 
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Guide Channel Genre
Guide Channel Genre, can be Enabled or Disabled.
 
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STB Mode (Set Top Box)
This allows you to switch between Freesat mode, showing only channels listed on the Electronic Programme Guide (EPG) and non Freesat mode, which allows you to see all available Free-To-Air (FTA) channels.
NOTE: You must first make a Manual Scan for this function to be activated. You must also switch to non Freesat mode to watch channels not listed on the Freesat EPG.
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